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Nov 24

Thirty years after his death, Harold Washington continues to inspire us

This Saturday will mark the 30th anniversary of Mayor Harold Washington’s death. Harold was a great friend and mentor to many, including myself, and a leader whose legacy as mayor will never fade.   

Nov 22

Candidate filing for March 20, 2018 Gubernatorial Primary begins Monday

Cook County candidates running in the March 20, 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election will begin filing their nomination petitions at the Clerk’s office on Monday, November 27.

Nov 10

Veterans Day Observed

All Clerk's office locations will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Nov 6

Gubernatorial Primary Election Candidate Filing Begins November 27

Candidate filing will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 27 in the Clerk’s Pedway Room in the lower level of the Cook County Administration Building located at 69 W. Washington, Chicago.

Oct 11

Voter Registration Training

Voter registration training in Pilsen for local businesses, churches and groups so that they can promote voter registration to their customers and members.


National Voter Registration Day 2017 Press Conference

National Voter Registration Day 2017 Press Conference

National Voter Registration Day press conference in Daley Plaza, downtown Chicago.

Sep 26

National Voter Registration Day

On Tuesday September 26, 2017 volunteers and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” in a single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts. to create broad awareness of voter registration.

Aug 28

Statement from Clerk Orr on Signing of Automatic Voter Registration Bill

I am very pleased that Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) has finally come to Illinois, making us the 10th state in the nation with AVR.